Confessions of a Red Guard : A Memoir, Hardback Book

Confessions of a Red Guard : A Memoir Hardback


Unlike other accounts of the Cultural Revolution, novelist Liang Xiaosheng's Confessions of a Red Guard relates minor, intensely personal incidents affecting ordinary people during this extraordinary historical period.

In the author's odyssey as a young Red Guard, he is witness to public humiliations of "counterrevolutionaries," real and imagined; a sex murder and the culprit's execution; a budding romance in a most unlikely place; stolen pleasures with forbidden books; the ecstasies and personal sacrifices surrounding a glimpse of Chairman Mao at Tiananmen Square; and a host of small ironies of life during a revolutionary movement.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: MerwinAsia
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781937385781

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